The Old Child In Me

Christmas Day, a family day.

Ivor Steven (c) December 2021

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

59 thoughts on “The Old Child In Me”

  1. Wow, Ivor, you people are having a good Christmastime, i see. It makes me happy. And that poem just reminded me how we very much cherished Christmas at childhood, the gifts, the carols, the plays and strolls. Oh, quite nostagic a poem it is.

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  2. What a lovely Christmas gathering with loved ones and sunny weather! Very nostalgic and beautiful poem, Ivor. I am just about to start preparing our simple Christmas dinner here, just the two of us. Of course, I celebrated with my daughters already, so I’m happy.

    Happy New Year! ❀

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  3. What a wonderful photo (gathering!), sweet poem, and beautiful Enya song!
    Merry Christmas, Ivor…and Merry Christmas, Sir Frankie!
    πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ¦Œ πŸ›·β›ͺ🎢
    PS…you have the bestest hat! πŸ˜€

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      1. Thank you Carolyn .. and another wonderful day with family and friends .. wow and another feast .. I hardly enough room left in my tummy for chocolate birthday cake .. but I managed πŸŽ‚πŸ’•πŸŒπŸ˜Š

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    1. As you know … no matter the weather… a family Christmas Day is a wonderful get together.. and this year seemed to be extra special πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒπŸΆπŸŽ„πŸ€—

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